Weekly Competition #19

Well done to every who wrote their reasons last week in the final poll of this BNC Issue!

We asked if you thought it was better to be in it together or independent. 74% of BNC members voted for independent and lots of you gave your reasons below. These will be really helpful when you are composing your Final Pieces!

Congratulations to AgentKitty who used a range of examples to support their view. It was good to hear the Burnet News Club being used as an example of a collaborative community!

Well done to our secondary school winner RoseCat, who was clear and concise, giving reasons that were, true, relevant and supported with an example. Top reasoning!

You can read their full entries below.

This competition is now closed. You can enter the current competition by clicking here.

141 Comments

  1. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I believe that it is better to be ‘in it together’ for multiple reasons. Since WW2, redrawing borders of countries has been frowned upon, as that is what started the First World War. After WW2, there were only four independent African countries, but the others were being controlled by countries outside of their continent. 13 leaders of states and regions trying to become independent have been assassinated from 1948 to 1973 alone. 9 of those were from African countries. So what’s stopping that from happening to the leaders of Catalonia? Catalonia could be breaking the peace in Europe that has been in place for 70 years.

    VulneraSanentur4

  2. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think that it is better to be together than independent. I take my reasons from Harry Potter. Harry wouldn’t have survived all of the tasks and obstacles without the other’s (Ron and Hermione’s) help. Although, independence can be good, in the way of the Hunger Games, because it might lead to you killing your allies, if you are as a team, because the only rule in it is Kill or be Killed. there is only 1 winner allowed (usually).

    Hermionegranger717

  3. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think it is better to be ‘in it together’ then independent because we can get more done together: If a cinema was being built, it would take AGES if just one person (even if they were incredibly good, skilled, clever and experienced) tried to build it but if a team of people worked on it it would take a lot less time. Basically, if we work together we can work quicker and better because we can all share our resources, ideas, experience and everything else.

    Aside from anything else, I think it is better to make friends and allies than enemies.

    Blueleopard

  4. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I believe that being independent is good, as if you rely on other people, you will find yourself in trouble as there is no-one else to lean on, and you will be lost as you never had to look after yourself before. Also, if for some reason there is a worldwide emergency and only a few people are left and sane, they wouldn’t be able to survive as they would need to rely on more people that were left.

    3cubedis27

  5. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    i think we should be in it together because if some one could not chose something they could tell the others and have a vote R.O

  6. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    I think in it together is better because safety and security wold be much better if there was to be a war you would have a better chance of winning than people that are on their own AEL

  7. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    I think they should be independent so they can make their own rules. They can also speak their own language and have their own army. They can have their own culture and they don’t have to listen to what the Spanish government says. JBL

  8. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    We think that Catalonia is better as it own country. Separate and Catalonia will find it hard to work together and argue more if they
    stay together. Better if they have their own ideas. rg sp

  9. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    i think that Spain and Catalonia should be independent so they do their own marketing, make their own products to sell, make their own laws and don’t have arguments and protests. If Spain or Catalonia get into a war with a different country they should help each other but still be independent. CKW

  10. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    I think that Catalonia should stay in Spain in case they have a war with a different country they would probably lose. Say they stayed in Spain they could win the war: it’s a 50-50 chance. If they stayed in Spain they would get more cash so they can buy more things to help the country with building roads and infrastructure. PLO

  11. I voted in it together because catalonia will not have all the trading chances so they might struggle to get money which mens that their economy will fall. If they stayed with Spain they would be able to get more money. Also if they stayed, they would have more military power because, If they left they would have a weak military and would be isolated from Spain and could be attacked; they would be taken over because they would have no-one to help them defend.

    • I voted Independence because Catalonia has plenty of money and also they chose to JOIN Spain, so why can they not choose to LEAVE!!!! Furthermore, it does them more benefit (like speaking their own language) and also, they could still be in the European Union so technically, they would still have strong military forces. Additionally, if they wanted to, they could have even stronger agreements between each other and help each other. It’s like they chose to sign a fair agreement and now they are asking to leave but the rest of Spain is forcing them to stay (eg. they are holding Catalonia back of having a fair referendum because of shooting rubber bullets at the population- I mean, come on. They are a democratic country and democratic countries do mostly everything through voting because of the 2 world wars. Spain is breaking this rule. If Spain are worried about the money they could be losing, then.. well… they are part of the EU so they won’t really need to worry. if Catalonia leave, they will have more freedom (like culture and language). Just an irrelevant point but for Catalonia’s capital city they should have Barcelona because of economics.

      Katmeow4

      • Catalonia had made an illegal vote, and not everyone actually voted. Also, most of the catalonians were influenced/forced to vote independence by their government so we don’t actually know if they want it!

        ImplodingKitten

  12. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    you have more power as a groop because you have more ideas and more people.

  13. The message at 10:06 from graveney school was posted by ImplodingKitten

  14. I think they should become independent because Catalonia have enough money to thrive outside of the spanish government and I believe you should always hold on to your culture and one of the main sections of culture (for me) is language and Catalonia should be able to speak their own language and not spanish. For example, I have a friend called Eve (this is not here actual name) who speaks to her mum on the phone in french, texts to her mum in french and when she goes home she speaks french. This shows that “Eve” feels strongly about her french culture and does not want to always speak english because she is french and it is important for her. On the other hand, some say that Catalonia should not be independent because they would be safer with Spain if there was a war and they will benefit from being in a group.
    *CheesePuff14

  15. I voted in it together because catalonia will not have all the trading chances so they might struggle to get money which mens that their economy will fall. If they stayed with Spain they would be able to get more money. Also if they stayed, they would have more military power because, If they left they would have a weak military and would be isolated from Spain and could be attacked; they would be taken over because they would have no-one to help them defend.

    ImplodingKitten

  16. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think it is better to be together because then we al have each other to get through it instead of being on your own and having no one to be with you. but it depends what sort of person you are, you might like to be alone and you might not.
    -GoldenMarley

  17. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I personally believe that we should be ‘in it together’ because I feel that it’s always better to work as a team, so if something would happen to go wrong we’d have someone to fall back on. Take the EU referendum for example; if we left the EU we wouldn’t be in a team. Whereas if we did stay we would have the scaffolding of a team to trust, and rely on if anything were to happen.
    KittyCat

  18. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I believe it’s a priority to form allies with non-versatile nations. That way, they will support your country if faced with a dangerous threat, however, you have lower odds of being dragged into conflict they create. This helps eradicate the danger of a two-sided coin situation, creating a solid loophole. It’s all about strategy. You’re protected without having to protect them.

    On the opposing side, independence can also be pivotal during times of high-level violence. For example, Switzerland was entirely neutral during both world wars. This resulted in them basically side-stepping around the volatile environment that was consuming the rest of the planet. I think it’s important to evaluate the situation and form alliances accordingly, trying to avoid negative outcomes as much as possible. If your nation is strong enough to survive on its own and has its own resources, it’s best to smuggle them away rather than sharing from a political point of view. On the other hand, if you are in dire need for agricultural aid and foreign intervention as far as economy rates and crucial resources go, it’s best to accept help where it’s offered.

    -aesthetichouseplant

  19. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think it’s better to be in it together because:
    • Being part of a big group can really help with safety in a country, independence can lead to wars being waged against just one nation.
    • You’re not the only ones having to make decisions, which can help in relieving the pressure on just one place.
    • Also, taking Brexit as an example, you can see what the effects are of leaving a group (like the EU) because the pound has dropped and there have been riots against leaving.
    Although I do think independence can be a good thing, in places like Catalonia, it is important to recognise that being part of a bigger group can really help- and making sure that people are voting is significant too! It is really up to the situation and for the citizens to decide.
    RoseCat

  20. I voted in it together because catalonia will not have all the trading chances so they might struggle to get money which means that their economy will fall. If they stayed with Spain they would be able to get more money. Also if they stayed, they would have more military power because, If they left they would have a weak military and would be isolated from Spain and could be attacked; they would be taken over because they would have no-one to help them defend.

    ImplodingKitten

  21. They would still have military power because they would be in the EU but not as much as they could have. They chose to join spain so they could choose to leave but economically they would have more power if they stayed.

  22. For the other side thought they would have their own say in decisions though and they do already have a lot money so they might not have a problem with leaving.

  23. ImplodingKitten

  24. Also they created an illegal vote so they are obviously DESPERATE to leave. But, not everyone chose to vote and some people were forced to vote independence so who knows what Catalonia REALLY think.

  25. by ImplodingKitten

  26. Catalonia controlled almost the entire vote so it wasn’t a fair vote.

    ImplodingKitten

  27. In my opinion, I think that it is better to be in it together because you will have somebody to lean on almost and to help when the country needs help or support.

    Genie Pig

  28. Personally, I believe that they should become independent. Catalonia is quite a wealthy region, and they have the money to part from the spanish government. Also, I think it could be better for both parts because Catalonia has their own language, and it is different to spanish. This means if they become independent, they will not need to learn both language and can have their own culture and language. Although there are many reasons to go independent, people have some valid reasons to stay together. For example, if Catalonia was attacked, Spain could step in and help them, this could make it a safer place.

    -BlueCheese05

  29. However, not everyone voted because Spain held them back by shooting rubber bullets: as I said in the last post, they are breaking the democratic agreement they made after the World wars.

    Katmeow4

  30. I voted Independence because Catalonia has plenty of money and also they chose to JOIN Spain, so why can they not choose to LEAVE!!!! Furthermore, it does them more benefit (like speaking their own language) and also, they could still be in the European Union so technically, they would still have strong military forces. Additionally, if they wanted to, they could have even stronger agreements between each other and help each other. It’s like they chose to sign a fair agreement and now they are asking to leave but the rest of Spain is forcing them to stay (eg. they are holding Catalonia back of having a fair referendum because of shooting rubber bullets at the population- I mean, come on. They are a democratic country and democratic countries do mostly everything through voting because of the 2 world wars. Spain is breaking this rule. If Spain are worried about the money they could be losing, then.. well… they are part of the EU so they won’t really need to worry. if Catalonia leave, they will have more freedom (like culture and language). Just an irrelevant point but for Catalonia’s capital city they should have Barcelona because of economics.

    Katmeow4

  31. If this is true then Catalonian police were probably trying to protect the Catalonian population because of the SPANISH police!!

    Katmeow4

  32. I believe personally that they should become independent. Catalonia

  33. This was aimed at Implodingkitten by the way, sorry.

    Katmeow4

  34. Excuse me?
    The Spanish police where trying to stop the ILLEGAL vote, and they did!

  35. 12:40 by ImplodingKitten

  36. No they were merely protecting their population because of the SPANISH!!

    Katmeow4

  37. That was aimed at Katmeow4

  38. And it was a LEAGAL vote: just that the Spanish only allowed less than half the population to vote because of the rubber bullets!

    Katmeow4

  39. The catalonian government were controlling the vote which makes it unfair. If it was a diplomatic government then they wouldn’t have controlled the vote. The vote was more of the government making a decision public this wasn’t a vote! This was a decision made without the public having their rightful say!

    ImplodingKitten

  40. The Spanish were also probably worried about the money, not Catalonia itself so if it was another region that was average with money and economics, the Spanish wouldn’t have stopped them having a referendum as much.

    Katmeow4

  41. Catalonia deserves freedom: I am repeating this again: they CHOSE to join Spain, why can’t they LEAVE??

    KATMEOW4

  42. If catalonia made the decision without the government influencing/forcing them to vote for this or not to vote I wouldn’t have a problem, but they did so there is a problem.

    ImplodingKitten

  43. They were not: if you go ask all the Catalonians, at least 60% will say that they want freedom; 20% will say they want to stay with Spain and the other 20% will have not wanted to vote.

    Katmeow4

  44. This is my final message, the catalonians were influenced by the government so the vote was illegal Katmeow4.

    ImplodingKitten

  45. Bye

    ImplodingKitten

  46. This is my final message ImplodingKitten: the vote was legal. The SPANISH held them back.

    KATMEOW4

    Bye 🙁

  47. One more thing: the Catalonian police had real guns, but they were not loaded because it was their job as the state guards.

    Katmeow4

  48. Also, it was used to intimidate the catalonians into voting for independence.

    ImplodingKitten

  49. They weren’t loaded so they were used to frighten the catalonians, otherwise they would have been loaded.

  50. Exactly, they were not loaded but the Spanish police WERE loaded with rubber bullets. Scaring people is their job as state guards.

    Katmeow4

  51. But the spanish were trying to stop the illegal vote, so they loaded them with rubber bullets.

    ImplodingKitten

  52. When they were stopping them though, then it made it an illegal vote because they stopped people from going as they were too scared to go.

    Katmeow4

  53. No it was an illegal vote because the catalonians were forced to vote for independence by the government. The catalonians who didn’t vote were too scared because of the Catalonian government, not the Spanish. If you bring up the point about the Spanish not letting them have another vote, the Catalonians could just do another illegal vote, so you cannot really justify the catalonian government.

    ImplodingKitten

  54. No they werent, ok, but even if it was an illegal vote already, the Spanish aren’t letting them have another vote, are they?? Furthermore, the Catalonians WANT FREEDOM.

    Katmeow4

  55. And they can have it as long as the vote is legal!

    ImplodingKitten

  56. Exactly, but why are they doing an illegal vote?? Because the Spanish are stopping them.

    Katmeow4

  57. That’s not true.

    ImplodingKitten

  58. i think calatlonia should be independent
    unicorns-2017

  59. I personally believe that they should become independent. One of my reasons why is because Catalonia is a wealthy region and i do not think that there is an important reason for them to stay in it together. The Spanish government has always been very controlling over Catalonia and one of the reasons Spain does not want Catalonia to leave is because Catalonia holds great economical value to Spain. Futhermore, Catalonia has its own culture and language and should not be constrained by Spain and its government. The benefits of Catalonia being independent would be being able to have their own government, doing what they want with their money and being able to celebrate their own culture and language.

    Riverlightsparkle

  60. I personally believe that they should become independent. One of my reasons why is because Catalonia is a wealthy region and i do not think that there is an important reason for them to stay in it together. The Spanish government has always been very controlling over Catalonia and one of the reasons Spain does not want Catalonia to leave is because Catalonia holds great economical value to Spain. Futhermore, Catalonia has its own culture and language and should not be constrained by Spain and its government. The benefits of Catalonia being independent would be being able to have their own government, doing what they want with their money and being able to celebrate their own culture and language.

  61. WaterBottle92

  62. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    i think you should be independent at some stuff but at the same time i think you should be together because you
    might need support it something important.

    maroon12

  63. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I believe that it’s better to be in it together because if there is a scenario that a country is in a dangerous situation,they would have support rather than fending for them self. Also if a county separates then they might get cut off important trade deals that could affect the community greatly.

    LoopyLama

  64. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I think it would be better to be in it together because you always have someone to rely on if you get involved in a war. If you have someone to rely on then it will help you as you may get more money. The downside of it is if you earn money and they need some then you could loose some money, but only a little bit.
    Wolf

  65. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    I think it’s better to be independant and together (but mostly together) because sometimes in life we need to be independant for example Catalonia is fighting for independants but i’m not saying Catalonia is better when it’s independant but sometimes it’s good if your alone. But being together is the most important factor of them all because mabe if your feeling down a friend can help you because at the same time kindness is the community of sticking together.

    starrainbow

  66. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    I think being in it together is better because you will be protected by the other participants of your group and also be able to gain positive aspects from their society, and vice visa. There is one main condition, in my opinion, each group is valued exactly the same as the others. It can be broken down into respecting each others cultures, sharing equally in things such as GNP and GDP and also making sure every voice is heard. In Catalonia, for example, Catalan is not allowed to be as widely spoken as Spanish, which is an example of not respecting the culture. When the UK decided to leave the EU, Scotland and Northern Ireland wanted to remain, yet brexit was still triggered. That is an example of not everyone’s voice being heard. The Netherlands pay €8.3 billion a year to the EU, but receive only €2 billion back. This is an example of not sharing money equally. So do the negatives outway the positives? No, I don’t think so, because in case of a world war 3, the EU would have eachother’s backs, Spain and Catalonia would be allies, and even Kashmere would aid India. If England was completely flooded, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island would be quick to help. The thing is, when the worst is the reality, having an ally really helps. Being in it together gives you automatic allies, like how having lot’s of close friends helps when you are down.

    Watermelonprincess

  67. I think it depends on the type of nation. For example Switzerland can make their own decisions on what they get involved in instead of a union instructing them on what to do. On the other hand Slovakia benefit from being apart of NATO since they are a smaller nation in which case they would need help when they feel they are in danger. But over all if Catalonia feel like there culture are being disrespected they should find other solutions and use fighting for independence as a last resource as they may not be able to survive being independent.
    Curious Kitty

  68. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    i aggree with wolf because then you do have more power!!!

    catcircle787

  69. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I think we are usually better of together. There may be scenarios where independence is superior such as brexit and Catalan independence but overall, I think we should be together.
    “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” A.A Milne, Winnie the pooh.
    This was quoted by the famous Winnie the Pooh and it means that dreams happen when you don’t have to be separated for long. If we’re in someone else’s dream then we could be together forever.

    Being together in my opinion is more better because it makes jobs and stuff more easier to accomplish. Being on your own means you have to do all the work however being in pairs would probably(unless you’re working with someone REALLY lazy) do half the work you did before. Another reason is that it makes it more fun! Being together makes the job more enjoyable and a whole lot interesting.

    I find it really odd that the question doesn’t imply to Catalonia. If it was,I would totally be pro-independence. However it doesn’t, so this is why I think as a whole being together is better. Being together makes us a community, just like the burnet news club website. Football is for entertainment but it also brings all the footballers together. You don’t see them abusing and swearing at each other if they loose. It’s just a game. It creates the bond between them. Just like the burnet news club website! I’ve met so many new people and that’s because we’re a community. Being together is just more superior in my opinion that being alone.
    AgentKitty

  70. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    I agree with the 72% of people who think that it’s better to be in it TOGETHER. If more countries become united, less wars will happen and that means less violence in this world. Take this for an example. Two countries have an arguement which led to war. If they were together and united, it wouldn’t happen. If DOES Catalonia becomes a separate country, it can still be part of things like the EU that will still keep them united with other countries. Imagine if a country like Canada has been threatened by a country like, let’s say, Russia that they were going to have a war if they don’t do this or that. The two biggest countries on Earth. Since both countries are so heavily populated, it will be very dangerous for the people living in there because of the coming war. If they were together, they could of found a solution to stop the war or maybe it wouldn’t of even happened! That’s an example why countries should be united even if they want to be a separate country. To summarise everything I have said so far, countries should be in it TOGETHER.

    -iiMythicalRavenX

  71. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    I agree with the 72% of people who think that it’s better to be in it TOGETHER. If more countries become united, less wars will happen and that means less violence in this world. Take this for an example. Two countries have an arguement which led to war. If they were together and united, it wouldn’t happen. If Catalonia DOES becomes a separate country, it can still be part of things like the EU that will still keep them united with other countries. Imagine if a country like Canada has been threatened by a country like, let’s say, Russia that they were going to have a war if they don’t do this or that. The two biggest countries on Earth. Since both countries are so heavily populated, it will be very dangerous for the people living in there because of the coming war. If they were together, they could of found a solution to stop the war or maybe it wouldn’t of even happened! That’s an example why countries should be united even if they want to be a separate country. To summarise everything I have said so far, countries should be in it TOGETHER.

    -iiMythicalRavenX

  72. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    Personally, I think it would be better to be in it together, then you are safer. If there is a war, you have someone to rely on. If you are independent, you have more things to worry about and there are more administrative costs. Though, you might think something different, so believe what you believe.

    Chicken_123

  73. I think going independent is a good thing because you can get dragged into wars or be needed to help in something that is not your problem if you are in a union. Also, you could end up like Switzerland if you go independent which is a great thing because their watches are amazing and their chocolate is delicious! They also have a lot of money from putting fines on littering.
    Cocktail inferno

  74. I think being in it together is the wiser choice. The more countries people represent, the more arguments there are, the chance of war is greater. However even though I think that together is the best option it means you have less control over your own language, currency, businesses and even army. I think it depends on which type of country you are. Things like how much money you have, how long it takes you to build public places and how community-friendly you are all influence your decision to be indecent or not.

    PeperamiMan

  75. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    Who started the vote for Catalonia to leave Spain?

    Chicken_123

  76. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    I think in it together is better because if the nation is in trouble it can rely on other nations. For example, Slovakia is part of NATO, which means that if any nations were to threaten Slovakia. It could rely on other NATO Countries to help out. This is especially important for smaller countries who might not have a big army.
    Sluglove123

  77. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    I think in it together is better because it is easier to travel when a nation is ‘ in it together’. For example, Kashmir a region in India. Some people there don’t want to be part of India anymore. If Kashmir were to become independent, it became hard for people to travel the rest of India. You might have to get a passport and stop at border control. If you don’t have passport you might not be able to travel the rest of India.
    Sluglove123

  78. I voted for in it together since as a lot of people say, you can get back up. But not just with war also with immigration and sometimes even with the olympics. I guess it does really depend on how you deal with it, for example, switzerland are pretty much independent (except for a few trade deals) and they are thriving. They don’t have to fight or anything. However if your country is ever in a immagration crisis (like ‘seabourne’) then you can simply ask them to help you out. It also depends on the circumstances of your country, do you have problems with poverty and homelessness then just request your neighbouring countries for some houses or land. But if you are a rich thriving country then there’s no need
    Sceptic cookie

  79. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    I BELIEVE THAT EVERYBODY SHOULD BE TOGETHER BECAUSE YOU CAN ACHIEVE GREATER THINGS TOGETHER FOR EXAMPLE THE WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPEND IF THE WOMEN’S DIDN’T WORK TOGETHER OR AGREE WITH EACH OTHER .

    BUBBLEGUM BROADCASTER

  80. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    I VOTE TO STAY IN SPAIN BECAUSE WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER SO IT WOULD BE A MUCH STRONGER ELECTION JUST LIKE HARRY POTTER . HE WORKS AS A TEAM WITH HERMIONE AND RONALD WHICH MEANS WORKING AS A TEAM IS VERY IMPORTANT .

    ACTIVE AUTHOR!

  81. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    I think that it is better to be together because:

    .you might get stuck and if youre init together then you can ask each other
    .You can have a vote whether you want something or not because maybe youre not sure

    Happy Reader 😉

  82. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    I think its better to be in it together because if you be together you be more stronger like a team.
    I believe its better to be together because if you need help someone can help you but if you be independent your not gonna know the answer and your gonna be alone,but if your in a team or together you be witha friend not alone.

    ACTIVEGYMNAST

  83. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    I think it is better to stay in a GROUP
    happy reader;)

  84. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    You have more ideas in a group because if 1 person doesn’t know what to do then somebody else could help them and if 1 person wants to do something but the other person doesn’t want to then they can have a vote.

    Excellent Explorer 🙂
    Thanks for reading this 🙂

  85. Upton Cross Primary School Upton Cross Primary School

    We think it’s better to be together my reason is this because I know it might seem stressful but it gets tings done quicker an other reason is we couldn’t make this comment without working as a team.

    WhiteCeadarBunny And EucaliHammyDaHamster

  86. Upton Cross Primary School Upton Cross Primary School

    Hi I am EucaliHammyDaHamster

    I think that they should be in it together because then it can be easier for other people to travel and for them just like London and wheals we don’t need passaporst to go there if we are in one of this contries and if you are independent it will take longer and it will be harder to travel so that is one of my reasons why i think the sould be in it together.

  87. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    it is better together than independent you will get better and stronger as a country because your army is stronger because if there is wold war 3 bigger the army stronger you are L.H 07/02/2018

  88. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    I agree with happy reader;) because it is better to stay in a group than on your own.
    by frankenstein1

  89. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    I think that we should be in it to together because then we can be in it all together and we can do things together we have move money and a big community and we will have more power and i think that we should have a big army together.t.s

  90. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    I don’t know WHAT to put. SOS :^p Silent Hunter

  91. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    i agree with LF because he have really good ides. by t.s

  92. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    We will be better altogether because you will have more company so your not alone all you and your more safe you will be more protected

    LP

  93. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #sillyfox
    I think we should be together. Together means being a team. As a team we are able to achieve our goals and we wouldn’t have anyone beside us if we are alone .

  94. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #green fox
    I think we should be a team working together because we will be working together and we will show collaboration.

  95. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #purplefox
    In my opinion I would be in a group because if your together you can add up all of your ideas and you will have a big idea but if you are on your own you will have little ideas and you won’t be part of anything.

  96. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    # Golden fox
    In my opinion I think that it would be better to be together as one nation because if there was a war that nation would support each other. In a war a nation would be unbeatable.

  97. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Footy_Fox
    In my opinion I believe you must collaborate with your nation [imagine if your nation has a huge accident and need your help but as an independent state and small you can’t help.

  98. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #JDfox
    In my opinion I think that it is better to be together because you will be a better nation incase there is a war or battle. It is also better to be in a nation together because you need different people from other cultures to learn about there lives and life styles. The main thing about being together is to be caring ,nice, nice,friendly and helpful to other people.In my opinion the best thing is to be helpful, care and to learn about there cultures.

  99. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #flowerfox.
    In my opinion I think I would be a part of a group because then you will have more company and you will have more friends but if you are on your own you won’t be a part of anything.

  100. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Blue_fox.
    In my opinion I think that Catalonia should be part of Spain because you can’t help other people such as; old people and disabled people because if they are sick and no-one is there to look after them they might die [If urgent]

  101. I voted in it together because being independent can cause loss of food as you’re not trading food with other countries and you’ll not have a strong army when wars happen; if you’re together you would be part of groups like NATO and have more food and have a stronger army than your opponents to defend yourself. -Fluffyisinterested-

  102. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    I think it is better to be ‘in it together’ because we can be a more powerful country. This is because if a country was attacked, it wouldn’t be a good or fair battle, so if we were in it together, the country will be more dominant against the enemies. Furthermore, there will be more attractions to visit because if the part of the country that’s leaving has a popular attraction, then more of the country will pay more money to take the tours.

    Newsjunior870

  103. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I think it is better to be together, because you have more power as a team and you can share money and be rich.Plus you can defeat any other enemy if there ever was a battle you have to be in because you have more soldiers and you have more power.Further more,it would be easier to travel to other parts of the country.
    Magicalbunny3816

  104. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    It is definitely better to be in it together because if you are attacked there is more of you to fight and defend you. E.g. imagine there was 100 people in a group and a lion came along. there is a 1 out of 100 chance of you being eaten.. if you do then thats just bad luck but its highly unlikely. now imagine you are on your own and a lion came up to you the chances of it eating you are extremely high.
    no offence to any lion lovers its just an example
    ApplesAndPears10

  105. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    We should be independent because we should be able to make a decision with our own opinion also we should have our say then the government will be able to see our opinions individually

    -SuperSavage

  106. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I think it would be better if everyone was in it together because you can get better trade, armies and much more. If one person said something then their idea would be supported by many other people and it would be a lot more affective. Thanks for reading
    Bubblequeen

  107. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think in it together as if we have a fight and were independent it wont be fair if we aren’t in it together
    unicornvamp

  108. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    independent because we can make our own decisions

    unicornvamp

  109. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think we should be independent because it allows us to express our thoughts clearly whereas if you were in it together, it would be a lot more harder to share your own opinion
    -Tigerteam

  110. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think it’s better in my opinion to be independent because then we can make our own decisions. In addition,for me it would be easier to work independent than in a group especially if it was with friends we would most likely mess around than actually getting our work done.
    KongDaSavage

  111. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Tigerteam i agree with you because if we were together there would be a less chance of expressing our thoughts and opinions.

    -SuperSavage

  112. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    We should be independent because this means that we can have our laws and we wouldn’t need to follow the EU (European Union) rules. Also we can make our own decisions
    -KuteDogg

  113. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    In my opinion, it is more beneficial to be together. There are the obvious reasons: you can divide things between you and you can overrule people as you can merge troops. Also, say you are arguing with another group and decide to have a vote. Having a larger group, you have the majority vote. Then connecting this to Catalonia, with Spain they have more troops and can share things out. Catalonia have survived this long with Spain.

    KaraokeKat

  114. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that we should and shouldn’t be together because if your alone and you have no one to talk to and you wanna express your feeling and things that have something to do with your life that you need to tell someone, Also you will probably will get bored. On the other hand some people want to be alone and not talk to someone about their family life because its their family problems and no one else.

    monkey madness

  115. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that it is better if we stay together because if you was feeling lonely and you wanted to talk to someone and no one was there you would want some one to talk to you could get heartbroken. On the other hand, sometimes you want to be alone and if people keep asking you it can get frustrating.
    AngelDevil

  116. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    KuteDogg i totally agree because if we have our own laws the EU would be a lot different in a good way because the government make laws and we could make or own laws and if something went wrong we would face the consequence

    -SuperSavage

  117. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that it is best we stay together because the more united we become the more likely we are to succeed

    dreamyowl

  118. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that it is better being together than being individual. I think this because:it is always better to be with others than by yourself, you are united. Also, you can split things fairly with each other.
    On the other hand, it is better to be by yourself because you get things to yourself if you don’t want to share.

    FloweryAngel

  119. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I think it should be better as ‘In it together’ because they could be not ready yet. I used to think they should be independent because I thought they are ready, now I think they are not ready yet. They haven’t been though danger yet because Spain has protected them all these years even though It’s been a long time. If they do be independent and danger happens to their country, they are in great danger. Spain can’t help them.

    Another reason why they should be ‘ In it together’ is that they don’t have enough resources for their own country like enough food. Anyways, what space will they take up? Spain? Greece? There is no free land for them to take and people from other countries can take over and destroy their country because since they will just start, it will be a small country.

    By GreenieLeaf123

  120. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that it is better to work together – so that means that we should work together- because even though you cant make your own decisions if you have a really good presidents they would listen to you an then your opinion and see if they can make it work in your country. Also if your little country had a fight with a big country and there was no one to help with the war then what is going to happen to your country if you don’t have a lot of resources then what are you going to happen to you. Moreover if you are in the the same country of a bigger country so it is better to be in bigger country however then if you are in need of help then you win the war.

    #Priceless Bunnie

  121. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    I think that it’s better to be in together and independent.I say this because look at Martin Luther King,he was independent from the beginning then it led to many people.But when together,it wouldn’t be the more people the better it is.I don’t think that is true.Look at Catalonia they wanted to be independent right?But think if they didn’t what do you think would be happening right now.Where did Catalonia get their protection come from before they decided to become independent?Whether you are in it together or not as long as you can create a positive change to the world or environment that is all that really matters.

    RainbowUnicorn246

  122. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I think it is better to be in it together because you can lend other countries money to build a structure or something:)

  123. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Hi burnet news club!
    Thank you for making me the winner!!!!! 🙂 🙂
    AgentKitty

  124. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    hi guys 😛 so… , Elaine primary School, but you type so much that i can’t read all of it. I like it and I agree that if you are a nation the you stand more and that if you get attacked like in fortnite then you stand a higher chance of winning as a squad than on solo or duo so like 😮
    Thezygarde.

  125. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    i think you should be united because you will be stronger 🙂

  126. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    type o i forgot to put my sutor name on it’s nonamedude

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